Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz Journal / Review of “Jilted”
His grainy baritone and jazz sensitivity give vocalist Frank Noviello a unique sound…Noviello’s singular sound and inventive phrasing are wonderfully complemented by Ohno’s imaginative accompaniment.
Bill Milkowski, The Milwaukee Journal
Many musicians as well as listeners like the comfort of set arrangements and recognizable tunes, but Noviello keeps himself and the audience open to surprises.
George Kanzler, The Star Ledger
Noviello is also a hugely appealing, even charismatic, performer, exuding enthusiasm and love for the music he’s doing. It doesn’t hurt that he sounds like a hip cross between the grainy tone and swagger of Tony Bennett and the adventurous harmonic flights of Mark Murphy. Like Murphy, he, too is a superb scat singer and interpreter of vocalese…He also knows a very wide repertoire, so a typical set could include Horace Silver’s “Song for My Father,” Duke Ellington’s “I’m just a Lucky So and So,” Davis’ “All Blues,” and the standards “Crazy She Calls Me” and “I Love Being Here With You.”
Zan Stewart, The Sunday Star-Ledger
A first-rate jazz singer with a luminous tenor voice and a superbly supple sense of time. Noviello, who deserves his own CD, lights up “While We’re Young,” sliding smoothly from theme notes to embellishments.